Bleak conditions on the fells today, 70mph+ summit winds made things interesting!
I’m a simple person, I like to admire the sunset…
Let me know what you think of this one!
Rays Over Loch Katrine
Fujifilm X-T20, Fujinon XF 18-55 2.8-4
A Wren - small but very loud! 🐦🎵
Glen Etive Waterfalls.
An image from July taken along the amazing Glen Etive road in Scotland I'm getting very excited now to be heading here for a week starting this friday. Forecast lots of snow but i think some of the side roads wont be achievable unless on foot. Keeping my fingers crossed for some frozen waterfalls which is something I've never seen. Thanks for looking. .
■Canon6D ■16-35mm @ 27mm
■ISO100 ■1/25 secs
Mappy snow day activity? Explore Britain from the comfort of your sofa and colour in your favourite spots. 55 maps including cities and countryside and a massive, double-size fold-out of central London and the Thames. The Great British Colouring Map is available at os.uk/shop - currently £16.99
For every peak there is a valley.
Today's hump is going to take some getting over!!! Man flu is at level 9 💊😷
On a brighter note; my knee is improving...
Have a great Wednesday guys...I'll be ok .
The trig pillar was first used in the retriangulation of Great Britain in 1936. On that day, a group of surveyors gathered around a white concrete pillar in a field in Cold Ashby and began the retriangulation of Great Britain.
In 1935 Ordnance Survey, in a project led by Brigadier Martin Hotine, decided to implement a complete new control network for the whole country and at the same time unify the mapping from local county projections onto a single national datum, projection and reference system. This led to the OSGB36 datum and The National Grid, both of which are still with us today.
Triangulation works by determining the location of a point by measuring angles to it from known points at either end of a fixed baseline and in this case, those known points were the 6,500 + trig pillars erected across the country.
Hundreds of trigs have been lost to housing developments, farming, coastal erosion and other causes. The vast majority follow the standard Hotine design, but some are stone built, and in Scotland there are some ‘Vanessas’ which are taller, cylindrical concrete pillars.
You can only imagine how hard it was for surveyors of the past to not only map Britain, but to also locate sites for trig pillars and carry the materials to remote sites to then build the trig pillars too.
Check out the Ordnance Survey website for more interesting info ➡️ https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2016/04/happy-80th-birthday-to-the-trig-pillar/
If all nighttime #GetOutside
adventures looked like this...amazing shot by Instagrammer of the week @stuartmcglennon
: Wastwater Astro - The Wasdale area is a special place to me, where most of my photography is done, focusing on the lake and it’s surrounding mountains. This shot is facing away from the classic view down the lake, focusing on the screes of Ilgill Head and the Milky Way in the background.